Graduate Students

'My Adviser Stole My Research'

Kelly West for The Chronicle

Padmapriya Ashokkumar, a former Ph.D. student at the U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, is suing her former adviser and other faculty members in the computer-science program. She has accused her adviser of plagiarizing her research, and other professors of refusing to serve on her committee.
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Much of the conversation about plagiarism in academe focuses on professors who steal from their scholarly equals. But growing pressures to publish, particularly in the sciences, can also increase the temptation for professors to defraud their...

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